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Safety Journalists


Safety Journalists

Travel to eight countries where journalists risk their lives to tell the stories others do not want told. Each country will take you through a brutally honest and sometimes absurd security checkpoint. Will you manage to get all eight stamps in your passport?

Would you work as a journalist if you knew it was a dangerous profession? If you knew that you could be threatened, physically attacked or even killed? According to UNESCO, 1360 journalists have been killed worldwide in the past twenty years. Two-thirds of them was killed in countries "at peace".

During this journey you will see that there are other factors than violence that limit press freedom. Sometimes, ambiguous legislation or even a global pandemic is what it takes to tighten the noose.


Portrait of Roy Krøvel

Roy Krøvel

Roy Krøvel is a professor of journalism at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University and coordinates the research project Making Transparency Possible financed by The Research Council of Norway. He also heads the research group Media, War and Conflict at Oslo Metropolitan University. Krøvel is a civil engineer and holds a PhD in History.


Portrait of Kristin Orgeret

Kristin Skare Orgeret

Kristin has been working with journalism, lecturing and research in several African and Asian countries for many years. She did her Masters in Zimbabwe and PhD field work in South Africa and has been living several years on the African continent as well as in France.

Media Editors

Portrait of Gabi Hurlen

Gabi Hurlen

Gabi has a MA in media studies and works as a senior advisor at OsloMetX. She argues that online learning should be interactive and have an element of humor. Gabi hopes you like gifs, cause you will see a few of them during this journey.

Portrait of Ingebjørg Sæbøe

Ingebjørg Sæbøe

Ingebjørg has an MA in Digital Learning Design, and has been with OsloMetX since 2021. Former school teacher, assistant principal and editor.


Emma Vestli

Dina Jeanette Danielsen

Marit Nore


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